There are old sayings that I don't hear much of,these days.
"Catch a kink" is what used to be said for grabbing 40 winks somewhere other than the comfort of one's own bed.
Such as the front seat of the truck or out in the boat on a pile of rope.
Hi Steve. I interpret this saying to mean that as a rope or net passes through your hands, if you feel a knot or kink, grab it and stop the flow of it. Take a break. Undo it and then continue to work. Just my thoughts.
It has to do with getting a crick or kink in one's neck or back from sleeping on a less than comfortable surface.
Now,that makes more sense.
You're SURE that it had nothing to do with arresting a rock musician on drug charges?
In the South, we always called it "catch a wink", as taking a "nap".
Slanglish at work... ;0)
I have slept in the sun on a boat on a rope pile! Forgot all about that.
A net pile on a floating dock is like a rocking cradle.
"I need a nap" explains it all around here.
I like the little touch of Maine humor and truth in the term.
I grew up saying "Let's go get a mug-up" as opposed to "Let's go get a snack."
Local dialects are fun.
Edited by - steve davis on 12/04/2019 13:42:56
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